Dog Crate End Table

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Project by gabriellus posted 11-03-2014 07:11 PM 1309 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Based on these plans:

The second picture is after the new dog chewed on the door for a few days. I’ve since built a temporary door from 3/4 inch plywood that is doing the trick until that beast chills out a bit. HA. I had to add this inset catch to stop the door from closing too inward into the crate. We finished it with two coats of exterior wood finish (for durability, these are dogs we’re talking about here) and the top was done about 4 coats of spray lacquer.

EDIT 2015-3-28

New door installed, using the tips from this thread. She has chilled out though, chewing wise, the copper pipe MAY have been overkill.

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#1 posted 11-03-2014 07:16 PM

I’ve thought about something like this for myself as well. We crate train our pitbull and it seems to be a much better option than the metal crate. I would have concerns with chewing the wood, like yours does. Maybe something built outside the normal metal crate?

Anyways, looks great!

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#2 posted 11-03-2014 07:40 PM

Looks good, I need to make me one of these sometime

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 11-03-2014 09:36 PM

Replace those wood bars with steel rod – that should slow things down a bit. Like the idea though.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 11-03-2014 09:40 PM

That looks nice… it did look nice. I helped a friend build two of those a few years ago. His did not try to eat their way out though.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 11-03-2014 09:48 PM

Replace those wood bars with steel rod – that should slow things down a bit. Like the idea though.

- Northwest29

I like the idea of powdered steel rod, yeah. Any idea where to source it?

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#6 posted 11-03-2014 09:49 PM

I got it, curtain rod.

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#7 posted 11-03-2014 11:55 PM

That is a neat idea!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 11-04-2014 11:11 AM

Great outcome. Looks good. One door idea is to use flat bar, steel or aluminum, from the big box stores placed on the inside of the slats.

-- Darren... Hmmmm, I got nothin.

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#9 posted 11-04-2014 11:33 AM

I like it already ,thanks…..

-- andrek

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#10 posted 11-04-2014 02:46 PM

I built the same crate, both of our cavaliers sleep in there together. We have the same problem with them chewing on the door. I like the idea of the steel rod, I might have to try that… Great work.

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#11 posted 11-05-2014 04:52 PM

That is one cool end table! Creative to say the least.

-- Pat-Indianapolis

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#12 posted 11-05-2014 05:22 PM

Try the curtain rod, OR simple copper pipe would be easy to manipulate and install. Good idea. Then the dog is “part of the family”, although I am not suggesting that you crate your family. LOL

-- jroot

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